10 popular board games that didn’t work for me

Here’s a huge secret: not all board games work for all people. If you’re not entirely new to the hobby, it must have happened to you: you just came home from the store, with that huge box game that everybody around you, from your favorite hobby youtuber to your...

Final Girl Review – 50% Gameplay, 50% Atmosphere

Final Girl has been getting a lot of press lately, and currently sits at a score of 8.6/10 on boardgamegeek, something rarely seen for a solo only game. With a record-breaking ongoing Kickstarter for Season 2 of Final Girl, which will bring more monsters and locations to the game,...

Under Falling Skies Review – An original, crunchy solo game with only 9 cards

Disclaimer: This review is for the free Print-And-Play version of the game. Under Falling Skies was also recently released as a “full fledged” board game with additional campaign, and is getting great reviews (I’m not surprised). Check it out on Amazon. The wonderful world of Print and Play board...

Why I’ll never get rid of Forbidden Island

Forbidden Island is a nice cooperative game, created by Matt Leacock of Pandemic fame. It’s a somewhat simplified Pandemic, with great looking components, and at a super cheap price. It’s been a game I’ve been recommending to families who want a simple (not dull) board game. As a matter...

Don’t throw away that used copy of Pandemic Legacy

What to do with your old legacy board games It’s a bit heart breaking to have to throw away a Legacy board game box. Our copy of Pandemic Legacy season 1 stayed on a shelf for about 2 years before I decided to get rid of it, mostly to...

Where to buy (English language) Board Games in Japan

Hello, fellow gaijins! Those of us who have been living in Japan for a while have been struggling a little bit to get our regular dose of cardboard for a reasonable price. Board games are quite popular in Japan, as everywhere else in the world, but for many of...

Welcome to the Meeple Shelter!

Hello and welcome to this brand new site, dedicated to board games, where every single meeple can feel safe and secure. Why a new blog about board games? Board games are one of my passions. Talking about them in another. So, yeah, yet another blog about board games, I...